Please note that there will be scheduled maintenance beginning 12:30 p.m. CT, Friday, October 9, 2015, through 12:00 a.m. CT, Saturday, October 10, 2015. This will affect your ability to access some sections of the site that may require a login to your account. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.
Close X
Skip Navigation

Seasonal Resource

Pastor Sherry Cothran Woolsey hugs Alison Lipschutz, age 5. Alison will take a red packpack to kindergarten this fall. Photo by Kathleen Barry, UMNS.

(More than) 10 ways to appreciate your pastor

October is Pastor Appreciation Month. Get some great ideas to show your gratitude and support. Read More


What is the United Methodist stance on assisted suicide?

Recently the governor of California made assisted suicide legal in that state. Learn what The United Methodist Church says on the topic. Read More

Around the Church

The Rev. Arturo “Artie” Cadar is a full-time local pastor recently appointed to lead CrossRoads United Methodist Church in Houston. Photo courtesy of the Rev. Arturo Cadar.

Local pastors lead Hispanic outreach

The United Methodist Church has struggled to reach the growing Hispanic population in the U.S., so some conferences are trying a new approach. Read More

Global Issues

One group of United Methodists participating in the People's Climate March on Sept. 21, 2014, in New York gather on the steps of the United Methodist Church of Saint Paul and Saint Andrew before heading south to join an interfaith gathering ahead of the march. 2014 file photo by Linda Bloom, UMNS

Seeking climate justice in Paris

As leaders of 190 nations try to reach an agreement on climate change, United Methodists will join those promoting fair standards. Read More

Hispanic Heritage Month

Participants talk during the third National Consultation on Hispanic/Latino Ministry held March 12-14, 2015. Photo by Arthur McClanahan, Iowa Conference.

Welcoming Hispanic and Latino families to your church

Is your church located in an area with an influx of new families? Get ideas to reach out to new residents and invite them to be part of your congregation. Read More

Topic: Immigration

In recent months, the numbers of unaccompanied minors from Central America crossing the U.S. border has surged, drawing both concern and criticism. In this file photo, an abandoned sandal lies just across the border from Mexico near Friendship Park in San Diego. Photo by Mike DuBose.

The Church and Immigration

Find resources along with historical context, information, and headlines related to the topic of Immigration. Read More

Church Teachings

Bishop Christian Alsted of Northern Central Europe celebrated communion with a congregation in Huntsville, Alabama, as the Rev. Remigijus Matulaitis celebrated with a congregation in Lithuania as part of the In Mission Together Lithuania 50/50 Partnership Summit in June 2015. Each congregation was able to see the other over the internet. Photo courtesy of the Rev. Patrick Friday, In Mission Together.

An open table: How United Methodists understand communion

The sacrament is such a common part of our worship that its uncommon richness can get lost. Learn more of what the church teaches about The Lord's Supper. Read More

Church Music Fans

Image shows hymnal open to lyrics of Charles Wesley's 'Come Let Us Rise with Christ.' Video image by United Methodist Communications.

Retreat is Music to United Methodist Souls

“Charles Wesley said he could sing religion into people faster than John could preach it in.” United Methodist hymn fans celebrate songs and tradition. View

What is a Special Sunday?

Special Sundays

Learn more about the many ways you can participate in church-wide giving, and where the dollars go. Read More

Image shows bridge and trees. Photo by Kay Panovec, United Methodist Communications.

Daily Devotional

See today’s food for thought from the Upper Room. More